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Job Search Lessons from the Presidential Campaign

Job Search Lessons from the Presidential Campaign

Joe Turner / Monster.com

The One with the Biggest Rolodex Wins

Obama has been able to tap an impressive database of more than 1.3 million donors, compared to Clinton’s smaller donor base. The disparity has been compelling, and Obama is also leading for the Democratic nomination.

On the Republican side, it also helps to have friends in high places. For example, a large network of influential supporters are responsible for propelling McCain’s primary victory in New Hampshire earlier this year, according to reporters from the Boston Globe.

You too should use your solid network of friends, acquaintances and contacts to aid in your job search. Don’t forget social media sites, which are playing a larger role in today’s job search and can open up new opportunities. A good network can also help you keep your morale up since the job search can be an isolating experience, especially if you’re unemployed. Make an extra effort to stay connected with a support system, even if it’s online.


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